A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 25, 1912
Control of the theaters by the city so that the members of the social service board can get in free, and other progressive measures to regulate the amusement business can be passed, was favored by the social service board at its recent meeting. The members were asked to spend a “quiet five minutes” in thinking up ways to regulate the show houses. One member, handed a slip on which to write a suggestion, said he had not attended a theater in the 22 years he has lived in Tacoma.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 25, 1937
Friends of the American Navy will pay tribute to its long and honorable history at the 15th annual Navy Day exercises in the Puget Sound Navy Yard on Wednesday. Expected to head the 10,000 or more visitors who will come into Bremerton are Gov. Clarence D. Martin of Washington, Charles H. Martin of Oregon and Barzilla W. Clark of Idaho. Exercises will center around the commissioning of the USS Jarvis, latest product of the $60,000,000 navy yard, at 11 a.m. and continues until dark.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 25, 1962
The newly widened and paved North 30th Street hill will be opened to traffic Friday evening, City Engineer Myron Calkins said today. The project extends from McCarver to Proctor Streets, although the Alder to Proctor section has been completed and opened for several weeks. The street widening was done by Lige Dickson Co. on a $160,000 city project. It is the first project to be completed with money entirely from the new arterial street fund, three-quarters of which comes from state gas tax receipts and a quarter from the city.